Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV series)

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Genre Crime drama
Written by Mitchell Burgess
Michael Cassutt
Susan Cridland Wick
Michael Gleason
Sanford Golden
Robin Green
Kerry Lenhart
John J. Sakmar
Del Shores
Douglas Steinberg
Directed by Lou Antonio
Daniel Attias
Ralph Hemecker
David Jackson
Artie Mandelberg
Nick Marck
Sharron Miller
James Quinn
Jonathan Sanger
Oz Scott
Rob Thompson
James Whitmore, Jr.
Michael Zinberg
Starring Scott Bakula
Maria Bello
Roy Dotrice
Composer(s) Velton Ray Bunch (all episodes)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Kerry Lenhart
John J. Sakmar
Producer(s) Scott Bakula
Artie Mandelberg
Editor(s) Lee Haxall
Cinematography Ronn Schmidt
Running time 44 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 20 – December 6, 1996 (1996-12-06)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS. Starring Scott Bakula and Maria Bello, the series aired from September 1996 to December 1996. Mr. & Mrs. Smith was set and filmed in Seattle, Washington. The series was produced by Page Two Productions and Bakula Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Synopsis[edit]

A spy known only as Mr. Smith (Bakula) works for a private security organization known as "The Factory". Using covert operatives and the latest technology they gather information on technology, science, and economics in an effort to protect corporate America from espionage. They are also hired out as private security or to help with covert operations like the recovery of stolen Stinger missiles. In the pilot, a rival named Mrs. Smith (Bello) becomes entangled on a case with Mr. Smith. After losing her job when her mission fails, The Factory hires her and assigns them to work together. Though they often bicker, and know nothing about each other's personal lives, including real names, they make a good team.

The series was canceled after nine of the thirteen episodes produced were aired.[1] (The remaining four aired in Norway, Poland, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, and Germany.)

Cast[edit]

Production notes[edit]

Mr. & Mrs. Smith was executive produced by Kerry Lenhart and John J. Sakmar. Series star Scott Bakula served as one of the series' producers.[2]

The pilot episode marked the acting debut of Timothy Olyphant, who played Mr. Smith's original partner.

Episodes[edit]

Ep # Title Air date
1 Pilot September 20, 1996
While searching for two missing physicists who've made a breakthrough in cold fusion, a secret agent encounters an equally secret and capable blonde who is in competition with him.
2 "The Suburban Episode" September 27, 1996
Now forced to work together and masquerading as a suburban couple, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" spy on their neighbor who is suspected of stealing top-secret information from his employer.
3 "The Second Episode" October 4, 1996
With the assistance of a nerdy bookkeeper, Mr. and Mrs. Smith go to sea to spy on a shipper who is suspected of stealing 200 Stinger missiles. (As its title suggests, this was meant to be the second episode of the series)
4 "The Poor Pitiful Put-Upon Singer Episode" October 11, 1996
With the assistance of an annoying computer expert, Mr. and Mrs. Smith try to find out who is behind an assassination attempt on a record producer.
5 "The Grape Escape" October 18, 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Smith go to Napa Valley to find out who is trying to use genetically engineered insects to destroy the grape crop, and Mr. Smith learns more about his mysterious partner's past. (takes place after "The Publishing Episode" as it begins with a flashback to it)
6 "The Publishing Episode" October 25, 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Smith pose as author and literary agent to track down a former agent's book which could compromise the identity of American spies all over the world.
7 "The Coma Episode" October 28, 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Smith enter a hospital, posing as a doctor and his comatose patient, to protect an unconscious woman who can identify a saboteur when she wakes up.
8 "The Kidnapping Episode" November 1, 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Smith go after a kidnapper, who always seems to be one step ahead of them.
9 "The Space Flight Episode" November 8, 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Smith go after the scientist son of a former astronaut, who has sold his novel flying platform to crooked military contractor who wants to turn it into a weapon.
10 "The Big Easy Episode" November 15, 1996
The Smiths pose as "spin doctors" for a New Orleans senator who's involved in a scandal where his girlfriend is accused of selling defense secrets to Iraq. Together with Rox they are trying to expose the real culprit.
11 "The Impossible Mission" November 22, 1996
Mr. & Mrs. Jones are sent in to retrieve stolen currency plates from the Department of the Treasury. When Mrs. Jones gets shot Mr. & Mrs. Smith get called in to finish the job.
12 "The Bob Episode" November 29, 1996
The Smiths and a CIA-agent lose a ball of plutonium-239 due to the interference of Bob Myers, an old friend of Jerry Rawlins (Mr. Smith). Now they must retrieve the plutonium and protect Bob from the terrorist.
13 "The Sins of the Father Episode" December 6, 1996
Mr. Smith disappears during a mission and leaves Mrs. Smith hanging. She escapes and begins to search for the missing Mr. Smith. Meanwhile, he finds out that his son has been kidnapped and to get him back he must kill a man.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominguez, Robert (1999-02-04). "It's 'Payback' Time...". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Scott Bakula Biography (1954?-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 

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